This Week's Bulletin

Weekly news and announcements about Christ the Light of the World and St. Joseph Parishes.

Week of January 8

MASS SCHEDULE

Saturday/Sunday

5:00 pm [HN] - Monica Held (Adam & Rachel Gilbert)
9:00 am [SJ] - Peg Jugan (Mike & sons)
11:30 am [HN]  - Adolph Kuszaj (family)

Monday

12:00 pm [HN] - Mildred Falchetti (M/M Ken Awanowicz)

Tuesday

12:00 pm [HN] - Marie Kovalcin (family)

Wednesday

12:00 pm [HN] - Mary Lou Gedman (M/M Bob Ondo)

Thursday

12:00 pm [SH] - Bob & Mike Radakovich (wife, Anne)

Friday

8:00 am [SJ] - Anna Drotar (Jim & Connie Drotar)

Next Saturday/Sunday

5:00 pm [HN] - Martha Madar (Joe & Mary Madar)
9:00 am [SJ] - Norman J. & Adelaide M. Hart (Pat & Jhon)
11:30 am [HN]  - Deceased of the Tarabek & Lippai Families (Rudy & Jean)

MASS SERVERS

January 14 - Saturday, 5:00 pm - Dylan Ernst & Madison Lapp
January 15 - Sunday, 9:00 am - Owen Provident & Paul Ruhl
January 15 - Sunday, 11:30 am - Kevin & Anita Funa

BAPTISMS

Congratulations to the families of Lyla Grace Gilbert and Jacob Michael DeRiggi, who were baptized into God’s family this weekend.

REST IN PEACE

Please remember Richard Solo & Daniel Carr who died and rose to new life this week.

ALL THINGS NEW

New Times for CCD Classes:  Classes will resume on the weekend, January 8 and classes will be held from 10:00 am to 11:15 am. This change was made in part so parents could go with their children to Mass, as well as fulfill their responsibility to provide a religious education. They can attend before or after CCD Classes.

PLAYOFF RUN HOAGIE SALE

Our homemade hoagie sale returns this weekend of January 7 & 8, just in time for the Steelers run in the playoffs. This week we get to beat Denver.  This has been a great fundraiser for the parish and everyone’s participation is vital. Stop by after Mass today and pick some up to enjoy the games.  You could even get a couple for some people who may not be able to get them.   Give a gift on the “Feast of the Epiphany,” the feast of gifts.

2 FOR 1 CHALLENGE - MONTHLY UPDATE - DONATIONS THROUGH DECEMBER

TOTAL SO FAR:

WE GAVE: $137,864.00      HE GAVE: $275,728.00         WE HAVE/HAD: $413,592.00

NOVEMBER TOTALS:

WE GAVE: $ 7,161.00        HE GAVE: $14,322.00            WE HAVE/HAD: $21,483.00

NEW TOTALS:

WE GAVE: $145,025.00      HE GAVE: $290,150.00        WE HAVE/HAD: $435,075.00

** Remember, this challenge goes to June, 2012 (6 months away).  All donations are free of Diocesan tax  **

ALL LECTORS, EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS AND SERVERS

The winter and spring schedules have been sent. They were mailed electronically to you on Tuesday, January 3rd.  Make sure you pick up your emails.

HOLIDAY RAFFLE WINNERS

Dec. 29 (#839 – not purchased), Dec. 30 (#739 – Rita Baker), Dec. 31 (#644- William Benick), Jan. 1 (#277 - Connie Deak), Jan. 2 (#877 – Vranish), Jan. 3 (#851 – Shirley Daley)

MEMORIAL FLOWER FUND LISTING

The Christmas flower memorial and remembrance list is available this weekend.  You can find them around the churches for you to take home.

CUSTOM KITCHEN CABINETS FOR SALE

Recently, a woman from Mt. Lebanon donated about $20,000.00 worth of custom kitchen cabinets to Christ the Light of the World Parish in hopes that we could use them to update the rectory kitchen.  Since they won’t fit the rectory kitchen, we are going to make them available for sale to the parishioners at bargain basement prices.  These custom built kitchen cabinets are cherry wood, lighter stain with all wood construction and raised panel doors.  Many pieces of trim available including crown molding. 

Add one or a couple to a needed storage area.  You can purchase them by the piece or buy them all.  Listing of cabinets, style and pricing is available by calling Ray Judy (412-518-2152.) Open viewing will be held on Saturday, January 14 from 8 am – 11 am.   All proceeds benefit Christ the Light of the World Parish.

YEAR END CONTRIBUTION STATEMENTS

We would like to notify all of our parishioners that their 2011 contribution statements are available for your annual income tax preparation.  You can call the rectory or leave your name on the voice mail and we will prepare them.  We will send them to you the Friday after you call.

PROTECTING GOD'S CHILDREN

According to the expanded Diocesan Policy everyone who volunteers and ministers in the parish or any Diocesan institution must have clearances completed and attend a informational learning workshop on child sexual abuse.  We are trying to facilitate this process in an orderly manner as a “proactive” rather than a “reactive” approach.  In light of the recent Penn State situation and the recent accusations against our Bishop, I would think that everyone would be willing to protect themselves, the parish, your pastor and most especially anyone who has been victimized. We have had 85% completion and compliance from our ministers and volunteers.  Our goal is to have everyone compliant by the end of 2012. 

How to get compliant:

  • Pick up or ask us to send you the folder for you to fill out the necessary information.   On line participation:  if you choose you can do the paperwork “on line.”  If you have any questions, call or email the safe environment coordinator, her information is at the end of the announcement.
  • Attend the informational workshop:  The Diocese has been very cooperative in allowing us to sponsor them at our own parish, so you don’t have to travel far.   It will be held on Saturday, January 14, 2012 in Holy Name Hall beginning at 9 am.  To register, call Terry Fuller (412-469-0196) or email terry@christthelightoftheworld.org.
  • Questions:  You can contact our parish safe environment coordinator, Colleen Whitney (412-461-8318) or at (ccd@christthelightoftheworld.org)

LAST WEEKEND'S HOMILY HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT

Last weekend, December 31 & January 1, during the homily, I suggested a “homework assignment” for everyone to do for the entire year.  Everyone was asked to begin each day with the simple prayer/blessing from the Book of Numbers (6:22 – 27.)  I have had several requests for it.  It is adapted for your personal use. So here it is:

The Lord Bless ME and keep ME; the Lord make his face shine upon ME and be gracious to ME; the Lord turn his face towards ME and give ME peace.

SCRIPTURE READINGS

Isaiah 60: 1-6            Ephs. 3: 2- 3, 5 - 6                 Matthew 2: 1 - 12

FINANCIAL REPORT

$ 6,137.75 - January 1, 2012 New Years Offertory
$      15.00 - St. Hedwig Furnace Donations Received This Week ($15,041.00 total so far)
$    932.00 - Parish Upkeep & Maintenance
$    290.00 - Love Gift Donations (9)